• My 14-year-old child doesn't know he's adopted?

    We put it off because it was too difficult for us to reveal. What should we do, when and how should we tell him?
    We put it off because it was too difficult for us to reveal. What should we do, when and how should we tell him?
    6 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Is it possible to adopt family members?

    (Theoretical question--nobody is in danger) If there was a situation in which a parent was either high neglectful, abusive, or mentally incompetent--and the minor child had an adult sibling...would it be possible for the adult sibling to adopt the minor child rather than let him or her go into foster care where it... show more
    (Theoretical question--nobody is in danger) If there was a situation in which a parent was either high neglectful, abusive, or mentally incompetent--and the minor child had an adult sibling...would it be possible for the adult sibling to adopt the minor child rather than let him or her go into foster care where it becomes a game roulette as to who ends up caring for her? Just wondering....
    5 answers · 5 hours ago
  • If you adopt a baby do you get to name it?

    Best answer: Yes. My parents were unaware of my original name since in the era in which I was adopted, closed adoptions were the only kind done, so they chose my name. Today most adoptive parents choose the child's name although they might consult with the child's original parents about it. Older children should be... show more
    Best answer: Yes. My parents were unaware of my original name since in the era in which I was adopted, closed adoptions were the only kind done, so they chose my name.

    Today most adoptive parents choose the child's name although they might consult with the child's original parents about it.

    Older children should be the ones to decide if they want their names changed.

    We adopted our oldest daughter who became part of our family as a teenager after she became an adult and could consent to her own adoption. She chose, at the time of her adoption, to change her middle name to my middle name.

    My original mom went on to place one more daughter for adoption, then married and had a third daughter. All three of us have the same first name on our original birth certificates, so we jokingly call our youngest sister (who of course kept the name) Tina III.
    12 answers · 6 days ago
  • How do I find out if I am adopted?

    Best answer: That is the biggest standard way to tease your sibling - telling them they're adopted. Your sister is teasing you. You're not adopted.
    Best answer: That is the biggest standard way to tease your sibling - telling them they're adopted. Your sister is teasing you. You're not adopted.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Are my husband and I too young to adopt a 13 year old and a 6 year old?

    My husband and I are both 24. We originally were interested in adopting a boy aged 5 or younger, but we have been stuck on a girl and her little brother. I'm just worried that we wouldn't feel like parents to the 13 year old given only the 11 year age difference. We know that we could offer a great home and... show more
    My husband and I are both 24. We originally were interested in adopting a boy aged 5 or younger, but we have been stuck on a girl and her little brother. I'm just worried that we wouldn't feel like parents to the 13 year old given only the 11 year age difference. We know that we could offer a great home and family for these two. What are your thoughts?
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • If I am 18 and my husband is 22 are we eligible to adopt in Texas?

    We both have stable careers pay all bills and have our own house and a child of our own. I have a family member that had a baby who is about 1 year old and is being neglected and abused and I am wanting to call cps. he would most likely end up with my grandparents but they are old and I would like to give him a... show more
    We both have stable careers pay all bills and have our own house and a child of our own. I have a family member that had a baby who is about 1 year old and is being neglected and abused and I am wanting to call cps. he would most likely end up with my grandparents but they are old and I would like to give him a home with a loving family and let him grow up happy.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Will I ever adopt a girl as a single dad?

    So my goal for the past few years has been adopting from foster care, but now I'm starting to have doubts that my goal will happen. I'm a male and I want to adopt a daughter. Why? Because I want to raise a daughter. Just like anyone else who would prefer having a daughter. It's that simple. Anyway, I... show more
    So my goal for the past few years has been adopting from foster care, but now I'm starting to have doubts that my goal will happen. I'm a male and I want to adopt a daughter. Why? Because I want to raise a daughter. Just like anyone else who would prefer having a daughter. It's that simple. Anyway, I spoke to agency on the phone a while back and they told me I CAN adopt a girl, but it would be extremely difficult. I learned that foster care adoption would be easier, but it would STILL be difficult for me to adopt a girl. Everything I've heard about girls in foster care tells me that a single dad home would not be most suitable for them. So now I'm just starting to feel that my goal overall is unreasonable and I'm wondering if I should just give up. Is adopting a girl from foster care a reasonable goal? Should I continue with my goal of trying to adopt? Or should I give up and look into surrogacy? I just would like to know.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Does anyone know about step-parent adoption?

    The biojerk isn t involved,my ex husband is on the birth certificate but he s not the father and my current husband has raised my daughter since screw was 6mos now 4 almost 5. He is the only father she knows. What s the steps and how do we avoid the home study?
    The biojerk isn t involved,my ex husband is on the birth certificate but he s not the father and my current husband has raised my daughter since screw was 6mos now 4 almost 5. He is the only father she knows. What s the steps and how do we avoid the home study?
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • My sister lost her children to CPS back in 2003 in Texas. The children were adopted out. I am not a parent, but would like to find them.?

    Best answer: you can probably contact CPS and see if they will contact the family on your behalf. make it clear your only interest is in seeing that the children are well cared for.
    Best answer: you can probably contact CPS and see if they will contact the family on your behalf. make it clear your only interest is in seeing that the children are well cared for.
    4 answers · 7 days ago
  • How can I adopt my godchild?

    Before the passing of my best friend and his girlfriend they both granted me godfathership over their daughter. They gave me this really long talk about if something were to happen to them, theyd want me to be the first to step in and take over. No that that are gone, I want to own up to the responsibility that was... show more
    Before the passing of my best friend and his girlfriend they both granted me godfathership over their daughter. They gave me this really long talk about if something were to happen to them, theyd want me to be the first to step in and take over. No that that are gone, I want to own up to the responsibility that was given to me by trying to adopt my goddaughter. Im just not sure what to do first. Please help me.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • What can I do to adopt my 4 stepchildren. I have the consent of their father but their mom is not around?

    Best answer: Their father needs to see a family law attorney to find out about abandonment laws to have her rights terminated. Abandonment laws vary state to state but it's generally several years of no contact, no support. Likely she would qualify for this but the court would likely require a reasonable effort be made... show more
    Best answer: Their father needs to see a family law attorney to find out about abandonment laws to have her rights terminated.

    Abandonment laws vary state to state but it's generally several years of no contact, no support. Likely she would qualify for this but the court would likely require a reasonable effort be made to locate her.

    If the state doesn't terminate her rights and she doesn't voluntarily sign them away... you cannot adopt them. At least not until they are legal age and can decide that for their selves. If this happens, at best you can be a legal guardian to them.

    What are the ages of the kids? Depending on their ages, you adopting them can be up to them. The court will ask them at the finalization hearing/ceremony if they wish to be adopted by you.

    You also would need to have a home study done, a step-parent home study is a lot less invasive than a stranger or foster care adoption but one is still required in all 50 states. All adoption types require a home study. The attorney can address this too.

    Where is her family in this? Her family can try to adopt them as a "competing party" (which is more common in a foster care adoption) or if they are bonded with the kids... they can receive court ordered visitation with the kids post adoption, if the judge deems it in their best interest.

    One thing to look at though, is legally this changes a lot for the kids. The best time to adopt them is when it is THEIR idea, not yours. If some want you to adopt them and others do not, that's okay too.

    When you're adopted the state issues an amended birth certificate, their mom's name will be removed from it then replaced with yours and the original birth certificate is sealed by the state and they no longer have access to it. Legally, it will be like she never existed. So when they fill out a marriage license application, a passport application or anything like that when it asks for their mothers information they can't put her down.. they'd have to put you down. That may not sound like much to you, but years down the road.. it might to them.

    How long have you been married? Most states for a step parent adoption require you be married 1-2 years before you can adopt them.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • How many children can gay couples adopt, is there a limit just because they're adopting and not having them biologically?

    Best answer: The same limit as straight couples. The welfare of the kid is the most important concern. Having too many kids usually means each kid will have limited resources - it's expensive to raise one kid these days, much less 10 or 20. If a gay couple had the resources to provide for 20 kids, and wanted to do so,... show more
    Best answer: The same limit as straight couples. The welfare of the kid is the most important concern. Having too many kids usually means each kid will have limited resources - it's expensive to raise one kid these days, much less 10 or 20. If a gay couple had the resources to provide for 20 kids, and wanted to do so, it would be as fine as if a straight couple did the same thing.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Tell me your most embarrassing story about losing your swimsuit in public.?

    Best answer: Not me.
    I did watch a very attractive French girl dive off a very high diving board into a Fijord outside Stockholm.
    When she surfaced he bikini did not.
    She had to walk back to her accomodation about a mile away without it.
    Best answer: Not me.
    I did watch a very attractive French girl dive off a very high diving board into a Fijord outside Stockholm.
    When she surfaced he bikini did not.
    She had to walk back to her accomodation about a mile away without it.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My cousin is a chronic liar but was abused in foster care as a kid and adopted at age 8. Does this make her chronic lying normal and okay?

    Best answer: Understanding why does not make it ok. The past does not impose the future. The choices are hers, and she is old enough to know that what she does is wrong. The ignorance or survival needs of that child that she once was no longer apply. Her behaviors should adapt to reflect the change in conditions. It is... show more
    Best answer: Understanding why does not make it ok. The past does not impose the future. The choices are hers, and she is old enough to know that what she does is wrong. The ignorance or survival needs of that child that she once was no longer apply. Her behaviors should adapt to reflect the change in conditions. It is very understandable that she once needed to lie to survive. But why does she still do it? Hasn't anyone told her it is wrong, unnecessary, counter-productive? I find that hard to believe.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • I don't believe in abortion but there is no way I'm ready for this baby, what do I do?

    I have a son that is about to turn 7 next month that I'm struggling to take care of the two of us. I just found out I was pregnant but I'm already 11 weeks so abortion makes me feel uncomfortable but the thought of having two kids am making them both struggle over our mistake kills me cause I don't know... show more
    I have a son that is about to turn 7 next month that I'm struggling to take care of the two of us. I just found out I was pregnant but I'm already 11 weeks so abortion makes me feel uncomfortable but the thought of having two kids am making them both struggle over our mistake kills me cause I don't know if I'll be able to handle it, but here's some back ground. I was with my sons dad for many many years but things got rough an we split I spent two years with someone else we fought a lot, and he wanted a baby an I didn't. My dad died an I went thru a lot an I ended up leaving him, an he found someone new moved her into a house that was once ours an was with her already for a month or two before I found out I was pregnant, now he says it was a mistake an that I need to get an abortion because he doesn't wanna be a dad now, an he has moved on with his life. I know he'd feel differently if he didn't move on with someone else an it's just sad, I want the baby but I'm struggling so bad. My living situation didn't work out an my first child's dads grandma has been letting me stay with her but when she finds out I'm pregnant I'll be out of a place to live. An section 8 is at least a six month wait. Please give me advice I need it.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How rich is someone who makes $900k a year? What lifestyle could you have with that income level? 10 points best answer...?

    Best answer: omg so rich dude sooooo rich
    Best answer: omg so rich dude sooooo rich
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My wife and I haven't had children and soon (if already) it won't be possible. We love kids. Should we adopt in these advanced years?

    Best answer: Assuming you are both healthy and have the financial means to raise children, I think it's a great idea. I know people who have been raised solely by their grandparents, and they turned out great. And with today's advances in medicine, people are living longer, so you shouldn't fear leaving your... show more
    Best answer: Assuming you are both healthy and have the financial means to raise children, I think it's a great idea. I know people who have been raised solely by their grandparents, and they turned out great. And with today's advances in medicine, people are living longer, so you shouldn't fear leaving your children without parents. How wonderful it would be if every child who needed a home could get one!
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago